skip to Main Content
Office: (416) 960-3676 | Emergency phone: (416) 712-3676

Withdrawn charges sound alarm about false allegations: Harnett

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says his client's narrow escape from a wrongful conviction in an alleged rape case — after a prosecutor's rare declaration he was "completely innocent" — should sound a warning bell about the erosion of the presumption of innocence.
Read more

Crown withdraws, judge apologizes as Harnett’s client cleared

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells the recent withdrawal of sexual assault charges against his client by the Crown mid-jury trial and subsequent apology from the bench, demonstrates why defence counsel are resistant to water down fair trial protections in these serious matters.
Read more

Landlord tenant dispute has wide implications for renters

A landlord and tenant dispute that’s currently before the Divisional Court could have wide-ranging implications for students, snowbirds and remote workers who live in rental units for a few weeks each month, says Toronto lawyer Aaron Harnett.
Read more

Progressive police discretion helpful during opioid crisis

Toronto welcomed “The Works” — its first “legal” safe injection site — in August, but as the drugs being injected by the patients are still highly illegal, there is often confusion as to the legal status of these facilities, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett writes in The Lawyer’s Daily.
Read more

Decision to keep a prisoner in segregation needs daily review: Harnett

With the release of the Howard Sapers’ report scrutinizing the use of segregation, it’s encouraging that correctional facilities are trying to manage mental-health needs in a “humane and thoughtful way,” but there’s currently no method in place to deal with these issues within the jail system, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells The Lawyers Daily.
Read more
Back To Top